The Chatham Islands Council collects a levy on all goods imported and exported from the Chatham Islands.

The exact amount payable varies from item to item, depending on if carriage is by sea or air.

Council dues are authorised by the Chatham Islands Council Act 1995(external link).

Carriage by sea

  Quantity Fee (GST exc)
Crayfish, paua, scallops, oysters Tonne 200.00
Other fish meat and fish bait Tonne 18.00
Cooler goods (fruit, vegetables, etc.) 5.00
General cargo Tonne or m³ 18.00
Diesel, oil in bulk 1000 litres 24.00
Petrol/Avgas in bulk tanks 1000 litres 25.00
Petrol/Avgas in 200 litre drums Drum 5.00
Hazardous goods Tonne or m³* 18.00
Vehicles (boats, trailers, motorbikes, etc) 5.00
Timber 12.00
Dry bulk (cement, coal, animal feed) Tonne or m³* 12.00
Wool and moss Bale 12.00
Large animals (cattle, horses) Each 5.00
Small animals (sheep, pigs, dogs, fowls, goats) Each 1.00

*m³ or Tonne - whichever is the greatest

Carriage by air

Crayfish, paua, scallops, oysters Tonne 200.00
Other fish meat and fish bait Tonne 18.00
General cargo 6% of freight charged
Minimum freight 0.1